By Ken Tucker
February 19, 2010 at 12:00 PM EST
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Seth MacFarlane told the host of Real Time with Bill Maher, “I saved my Sarah Palin virginity for you,” making his first public statement about Sarah Palin’s criticism of Family Guy‘s episode featuring a character with Down’s Syndrome.

MacFarlane cited Andrea Fay Friedman, the voice actress who played a character with Down’s Syndrome and has the condition herself, who said Palin “has no sense of humor.” MacFarlane said Palin wanted to “inspire phony pity” for people with Down’s Syndrome.

Unfortunately, Maher kept talking over MacFarlane, attacking Palin as “the queen of fake outrage,” when we wanted to hear MacFarlane‘s words.

Earlier, as part of a round-table discussion with former New York governor Eliot Spitzer and MSNBC’s Norah McDonnell, MacFarlane was outspoken in his criticism of President Obama, for whom he campaigned.

The Family Guy creator called Obama “chicken-s—” for not standing up to Republican opposition. “You need Obama to be more like Bush” in aggressiveness, said MacFarlane. MacFarlane also said he believed that Dick Cheney’s ideas were so antithetical to true Republicanism that, were he alive and still President, “Ronald Reagan would try Dick Cheney for war crimes.”

On the subject of people who object to gays serving in the military, MacFarlane said, “If you’re sitting at home in your undershirt, watching TV, worried about terrorism, and at the same time objecting to the person who’s putting their life on the line so that your family will be protected, then you’re the worst kind of f—ing a–hole there is.”

Clearly, MacFarlane would have made a lot of interesting comments if the host had just shut up for a while.

I had almost forgotten that when you watch Real Time with Bill Maher you have to listen to Bill Maher tell jokes. A typical line from his season-premiere opening-monologue: “Tiger’s wood — that’s all that was on the news today.” When one line was received poorly, Maher snapped, “What’s with the f—-ing groaning? I thought you missed me!”

Well, sorta; the guest interviews, anyway…

What do you think of MacFarlane’s comments?

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